20 avril 2015

Spinach jade, Persia, 15th-16th century, Late Timurid or early Safavid period

Spinach jade, Persia, 15th-16th century, Late Timurid or early Safavid period. Estimate : 12 000 € / 15 000 €. Photo courtesy Auctionata AG. Flat poly-lobed pendant with fine relief carvings - Horizontal suspension bar at the top - One side with calligraphic inscriptions and scrolling tendrils - The other side with floral decorations - Fine oily surface - Max. diameter: 6.5 cm - Very good condition  The fine relief carvings of the offered jade pendant clearly follow the tradition... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2015

"Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint" at the Wallace Collection

Joshua Reynolds, Sir Joshua Reynolds, vers 1747-1749 © National Portrait Gallery “A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.” Joshua Reynolds (1784) LONDON - The Wallace Collection’s spring exhibition will offer a fresh perspective on the work of a towering figure of British painting, Joshua Reynolds.Although widely regarded as one of the most important and influential painters of the period, Reynolds’s reputation as an ‘establishment’ artist masks his unquenchable thirst for innovation and his experimental approach... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]